A couple of months ago, when Stacey Skrysak discovered that she was pregnant again, the Illinois mom burst into cries. “I’m scared to have another baby, ” she tells PEOPLE. “I’m freaked out. This next chapter is so scary, but also beautiful.”
In 2013, Skrysak, 38, lost two of her three triplets born more than 17 weeks premature — at a little over 22 weeks. The video news anchor have continued share openly about her distressing loss, as she did with PEOPLE in 2015 , in order to help others going through same losses.
The subsisting triplet, Peyton , now 5 1/2, is expanding beyond anyone’s expectations, so Stacey and her husband, Ryan, gave up any ponders of having another child. They also horror the possibilities offered by what could go wrong.
The couple, which had struggled with infertility before using IVF to thoughts the triplets, even gave up detention of the remaining frozen fetu they’d accumulated six months ago. “I never studied, ” she said, “that I would be able to get through another gestation emotionally, mentally and physically.”
So in December, when two pink ways appeared on a pregnancy assessment, “it was the surprise of “peoples lives”, ” Stacey says of the natural idea. “No one ever thought we’d have more progenies, this was the only lane we’d have juveniles if it was meant to be.”
Now in her second trimester at 15 1/2 weeks and due in August, Skrysak says she “can find joy and enthusiasm mixed in with the bittersweet feeling countless pregnant women feel after loss.”
“It’s such a bittersweet occasion, ” Skyrsak says. “My husband and I having always been idealistic parties, but losing a child changes that. This gestation, I don’t guess either of us will be fully rosy until we have a healthy babe in our arms.”
And there’s another issue Skrysak is dealing with — “As I turn 39 years old subsequently the coming week, I can certainly say being pregnant at closely connected to 40 is SO much more tiring than in my early 30 ’s! ” she wrote on her blog.
In January, Skrysak had an ultrasound at six weeks. As the tech started typing out “baby” Skrysak began to cry.
“I was introduced right back to 6 years ago, when the ultrasound tech typed out Baby “a”, child “b” and newborn “c, ” Skrysak tells PEOPLE. “The affections and memories are overtaking. There is that nervousnes of deterring this baby safe when my organization felt as if it disappointed me last-place time.”
As the gestation moves along, Skrysak is closely monitored by the same squad of physicians who saved her life following the birth of the triplets, and who facilitated Peyton to become the youngest baby to endure in their neighbourhood. That leaves her convenience, as well as the maternity boosting with no complications. Says Skrysak: “The baby looks great and that “ve been given” my peace of mind. We’re excited.”